V.S. Kemanis

A California native, V.S. Kemanis earned a B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley, and a J.D. from the University of Colorado School of Law, Boulder. She made her career as a trial and appellate lawyer in New York City, where she worked for the Manhattan District Attorney, the NYS Organized Crime Task Force, and the Appellate Division of New York Supreme Court, most recently as supervising editor of appellate decisions. Ms. Kemanis is also an accomplished dancer of ballet and contemporary styles and has performed, choreographed, and taught dance technique in California, Colorado, and New York.

Ms. Kemanis is the author of four legal thrillers in the Dana Hargrove series, praised as “excellent” (Mystery Scene Magazine), “riveting reading” (Foreword Reviews), and “set…apart from lesser legal thrillers…clever, immersive” (Kirkus Reviews). Her work with the NYS Organized Crime Taskforce, battling Colombian narcotics cartel money laundering, informed her first novel in the series, Thursday’s List, lauded as “a true page-turner” by Kirkus Reviews. Ms. Kemanis also writes literary short stories on wide-ranging themes, collected and published in four volumes.

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